Board Certified Specialist in Internal Medicine Dr. Julio López was born and raised in Los Angeles. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine. After receiving his DVM degree, Dr. López returned to Los Angeles to complete a one-year rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the world-renowned California Animal Hospital Veterinary Specialty Group, followed by a three-year residency in Internal Medicine. He joined Studio City Animal Hospital in 2013. Dr. López has experience in all aspects of internal medicine with a special interest in diseases of the kidney and bladder, immune-mediated disease and endocrine diseases such as diabetes, Addisons, Cushings and hyperthyroidism. He also has extensive training in ultrasound and the diagnosis and management of heart disease. In addition to the training gained during his residency, Dr. López has attended additional courses in endoscopy of the respiratory, gastrointestinal and urinary tracts, as well as tracheal and urethral stent placement for patients with tracheal collapse and urinary obstruction from tumors. Dr. López has lectured both nationally and internationally. His paper describing an innovative procedure for obtaining urinary bladder biopsies using ultrasound guidance without the need for general anesthesia was published in the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. He has authored two chapters for The Clinical Veterinary Advisor textbook as well as two chapters in The Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He also enjoys working with the media to ensure pet owners receive trustworthy information.